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Old Posted Nov 16, 2007, 9:39 PM
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Swedish small town with 1 highrise, Höganäs.

I spent the day in Höganäs, a small town of 13550 inhabitants. In the old times it was a small fishing
village, but in the 1800’s it developed into a mining (clay and coal) village with a large ceramic
industry. Among Swedes the town is known for the salt-glazed Höganäs jars.


1 The newly built highrise (44 meter). It stands out, that’s for sure.


2 A sculpture by Anthony Gormley on a square.


3 The church, built in the 1930’s. Architect: Ivar Tengbom.


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5 ”Green and Tasty”


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7 Some newly built lowrises.


8 I like the lamp.


9 Weird & corny restaurant with great food! I had fried herring with mashed potatoes and lingonberries for lunch.


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11 ”Seed Shop”


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13 This house was built as a theater in 1883. In the early 1900’s it was turned into a movie theater.


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15 Bio=Cinema. In the background the strange water tower.


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19 This is so Swedish: 2 smala m mos = Two thin sausages with mashed potatoes. With lingonberries!


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23 This is a rather new residential area. I like the architecture, but unfortunately I didn't take more pics.


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27 The only preserved chimney from the industries. There used to be lots of them…


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30 Office building of the ceramic factory.


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34 This house was destroyed after two arson attacks a few years ago. Now it’s been very nicely rebuilt.

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Nice. Looks like a great place to go for a walk.

What is this place? The facade is very interesting.
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Very nice series indeed I love to see pictures like these of small towns. I have been to Sweden a couple of times but unfortunatley just to Stockholm so it is such a treat to see pictures like these.

Thanks for posting them!
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Nice pics of a quaint looking town!
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Cool pics Olga.

Hey, when are you guys going to raid the rest of Europe again with those horned helmuts?
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Fun tour. What a great town and nice shoes olga.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2007, 7:05 AM
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we have several big jars from höganäs and everal smaller that we use to store stuff we've made.. pickeled herring and stuff... nice to see höganäs for a first time... looks quite dead though... "avkrok" is a good word for places like höganäs lol
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Very pleasant looking place. The new highrise makes quite a contrast.
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1 The newly built highrise (44 meter). It stands out, that’s for sure.
Bergen which is around 20x the size of Höganäs only has an 11 meter taller building... I hope more cities in scandinavia will follow and build highrises!
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beautiful small town... your lunch sounds delicious
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Nice town.
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Nice stuff olga, but I don't like that "highrise" at all. A typical modern Swedish commieblock.

Höganäs is actually a suburb of Helsingborg, which is kind of a suburb of Malmö, which is kind of a suburbs of Copenhagen...

They're planning LRT between Höganäs and Helsingborg btw.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2007, 11:14 AM
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

@staff: I'm not very fond of the highrise either.

@KevinFromTexas: That building belongs to the ceramic factory, it's some kind of office building I guess. The anchor and the letters HB is the logotype for Höganäs Saltglaserat.
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Nice stuff olga, but I don't like that "highrise" at all. A typical modern Swedish commieblock.
Cool Olga! ( have to disagree- I love that highrise, plus it's not too tall and out of scale). I always wondered what "small town Sweden" is like! Thanks!
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Hey olga, I saw your contribution (well) in today's Sydsvenskan!
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how cute! looks a tad deserted, but i'm sure it's because everyone's busy reading the Dagbladet next to the fire at home.
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^ It looks more deserted than it was. I wasn't thinking of posting the pics here until I came home. Otherwise I think I would have taken more pics of people, to avoid the "where are all the people"-comments!

Höganäs has some very nice places and houses, but as a whole, I can't say I like it. The town is somewhat scattered, there's no concentrated "downtown".

@staff: Yeah, I didn't have much to contribute...
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11 ”Seed Shop”


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What kind of "Fro Handel"?
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